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Lot 5099: A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL BUTTER-TEA JAR WITH COVER
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A technical masterpiece, of large compressed globular form, along the mouth rim and bottom borders finely decorated with gilt bands cast with floral scrolls, each flower head set with a semi-precious purple or ruby tone gem, on the top of the lid surmounted by a buddhist pagoda shaped finial inlaid with coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli, around the jar body inset with various gilt framed cartouches of differ shapes finely painted in Canton enamel depicting figures in mountain setting or peonies, roses , chrysanthemums with garden rocks, all reserved against a turquoise cloisonne ground with dense scrolling flowers, close to the front cover rim cast with a six character QIANLONG reign mark, with a finely cast fitted gilt stand.
Notes: Compare a related cloisonne enamel butter-tea jar, in the exhibition A Garland of Treasure: Masterpieces of Precious Crafts in the Museum Collection, Taipei National Palace Museum, August 2014.
Provenance: Private Collection, New York City.
Dimensions: Height: 26 in (66 cm) Width: 13 3/4 in (34.9 cm)